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Reading list: Feminist values in the Archive of Our Own

31 minutes agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Casey Fiesler et al. have written An Archive of Their Own: A Case Study of Feminist HCI and Values in Design (CHI 2016), a paper about feminist principles and human-computer interaction in the Archive of Our Own. As a noncommercial website,...Show More Summary

ADA Busted For Allegedly Driving While Drunk After Super Bowl

33 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

This allegedly intoxicated prosecutor found herself on the wrong side of the law after the big game.

Intelligence Director James Clapper Warmly Welcomes The Internet Of Things To The NSA's Haystacks

58 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The NSA isn't too concerned about the use of encryption. Unlike the FBI, which continues to claim the sky is falling darkening thanks to the spread of math, the NSA is relatively comfortable with the march of technology in this direction. Show More Summary

DOJ Threatens Legal Action Against Ferguson Over Policing Agreement

The Department of Justice says it's troubled that local lawmakers in Ferguson, Mo. have decided to amend a proposed consent decree with the federal government regarding the city's policing and law-enforcement practices.

If You Think Bernie Proves That Money Doesn’t Matter, You Need To Listen To This

Money, Politics, Dirty Tricks, we talk with an Election Law expert about all of it.

Back In The Race: The High Paying Job You Had In The Past Might Make You Unemployable In The Future

If you're looking for a job, when is it advantageous to disclose salary requirements from the get-go?

Congressmen Upton, Walden Latest To Insist Nobody Needs Faster Broadband

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A little over a year ago, the FCC voted to raise the minimum definition of broadband from 4 Mbps downstream, 1 Mbps upstream -- to 25 Mbps downstream, 3 Mbps upstream. The standard better reflects household usage in the gigabit connection and Netflix binge watching era. Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 02.10.16

Uh-oh! Martin Shkreli may have gotten more than he bargained for when he bought the one and only copy of the Wu-Tang Clan's "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin." An artist whose work appears on the album's packaging has filed a copyright infringement suit against the smug pharma bro. Show More Summary

Morning Wrap: SCOTUS Freezes Carbon Emissions Plan | Shkreli Lawyer Questions Congress

The U.S. Supreme Court late Tuesday issued a temporary freeze on the Obama administration’s new plan to cut carbon emissions. A judge overseeing Clinton email litigation isn't happy with the feds over the pace of production. And a lawyer for Martin Shkreli has some choice words about his client's recent appearance on Capitol Hill. Show More Summary

Seventh Circuit Knocks Out Claims Against Generic Manufacturer on Preemption Grounds

It is not often that we get the opportunity to discuss an opinion from a panel of judges including two former professors from our law school. Diane Wood is the Chief Judge of the 7 th Circuit and taught us Civil Procedure at the University of Chicago Law School a long time ago. Show More Summary

First Report From Inside Germany's New TAFTA/TTIP Reading Room Reveals Text's Dirty Secret

5 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last week we wrote about the only place that German politicians are currently allowed to view the latest texts of TAFTA/TTIP: a tiny room, guarded at all times, and involving all kinds of humiliating restrictions for visitors. KatjaShow More Summary

NHL Streaming Service Descends Into Blackout Hell; NHL Threatens Anyone Trying To Circumvent Blackouts

10 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

While we have written quite a bit about major professional sports leagues marching towards expanded streaming options for viewers, and while each league is making progress in that direction, not all of the leagues are equal in how they're going about it. Show More Summary

DailyDirt: Making A Road Trip Across The US...

16 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Cannonball Run plot of racing across the US has inspired some drivers to set illegal records -- though the concept was started in 1933 by Edwin "Cannonball" Baker who drove from NYC to LA in 53 hours (and popularized in the 70s as a protest against highway speed limits). Show More Summary

New Hampshire Primary Liveblog: Pussies Battle For Second Place

16 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

The ATL/Dealbreaker liveblog of the first primary in the nation

Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Claim Dunkin’ Donuts Sprinkles on Extra Taxes

Who's to blame when a customer is charged too much in sales taxes? Plaintiffs' lawyers suing the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts in New York and New Jersey say the coffee and doughnut restaurant chain should have known about state sales tax rules exempting packaged coffee and bottled water sold at its stores.

Government Lawyers Think Open Records Reform Proposal Hands Over Too Much Power To The People

17 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The state of Massachusetts has some of the worst open records laws in the nation, which have not been updated since the 1970s. The main problem is the statutes provide no deterrence for abusive behavior by government agencies and very little in the way of recourse for public records requesters. Show More Summary

5 Ways to Celebrate Black History in Your Firm

It's Black History Month, the annual celebration of African American contributions to culture, society, and, of course, law. While Black History Month is hardly the card-sending, cocktail-houring, office-partying event that some other winter holidays are, it's still worth celebrating in your firm. Here's how.......

Washington D.C. Adopts Uniform Bar Exam

19 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

D.C. is the 20th jurisdiction to adopt the UBE.

Australia's Arrogant, Irresponsible Trade Minister Rejects Calls For Cost-Benefit Analysis Of TPP

19 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Mike has just written about the way the US public is being short-changed over the promised "debate" that would follow the completion of the TPP negotiations. That broken promise is just part of the general dishonesty surrounding the whole deal. Show More Summary

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